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SixApart finally taking heat on MovableType

Posted by todd at 3:27 PM on February 24, 2007

When I re-launched this site I did so with the intent of giving MovableType six more months to get their act together. To be honest with you I probably should have ditched the application some time ago.

It has been obvious for a couple of years that SixApart simply does not care about those of us using the application. After all why work on something that probably does not pay them very much. The wordpress folks have simply destroyed their market share and they have a community of real developers, the thing wordpress is doing right is listening to their users. This is something that SixApart has blown it on.

Today this blog runs on a high end dedicated server and yet at times the CPU peaks out because of the 50,000 plus comment spams attempts each day. When they announced FastCGI support with the latest update my server admin who knows Fedora like the back of his hand was unable to get it running, after about 8 hours of work I told him to forget it.

If he had problems I can only imagine that very few sites have been able to actually put FastCGI into operation.

Anil Dash at SixApart claims they are taking feedback from the community. The first question I have is where the hell is this supposed community? I am in the MT community message boards and I am subscribed to their blog but I don’t see them reaching out. For him to say they are reaching out to the community is BS.

The only way they ever respond to the community is when we bitch publicly and then they come out and do some damage control. I am pretty sick of it and the clock is ticking before I take my web developers advice and move away from this platform completely.

Add my name to the ranks of Bloggers who are beyond frustrated with MovableType and SixAparts lack of movement forward. Corante